dialysis dialysis  /daɪ ˈæ lə səs/


  • (n) separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes


  1. She has been sedated and is on a respirator and is undergoing dialysis.
  2. Every year dialysis saves the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans who would otherwise die of renal failure while waiting for an organ transplant.
  3. In 2002, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said bin Laden had kidney disease, and that he had required a dialysis machine when he lived in Afghanistan.


  1. DaVita Adds Flexible Shifts to Support Working Patients in Houston

    HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DaVita announced new flexible dialysis treatment shifts in Houston designed with working dialysis patients in mind. Working patients often have better clinical outcomes and a higher quality of life.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Business Wire

  2. DaVita Selects Technology Solution from Cureatr to Support Integrated Patient Care for Dialysis Patients

    DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DaVita contracts with Cureatr to provide secure mobile messaging solutions for dialysis care providers.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Business Wire

  3. Iron Dosing Tricky for Dialysis Patients: Study

    Title: Iron Dosing Tricky for Dialysis Patients: Study Category: Health News Created: 6/20/2013 6:36:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
    on June 22, 2013     Source: MedicineNet.com

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  1. "Nobody's been able to really explain what's going on because I'm not taking dialysis," Buchwald told The Associated Press in May. "I have to thank my kidneys."
    on Jan 18, 2007 By: Art Buchwald Source: Salon

  2. "We wouldn't allow one baby to suffer one night because of a lack of dialysis," Olmert said in an interview with The New York Times.
    on May 19, 2006 By: Ehud Olmert Source: USA Today

  3. "Unfortunately, I don't get the time to do the things I want any more," Brabham told The Daily Telegraph. "I really only get two days a week where I can do anything. I am a dialysis patient and it takes five hours, three days a week. I have...
    on Jul 26, 2009 By: Jack Brabham Source: AFP

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